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Students are offered a choice of conferences and visits of dispute settlement organizations. The conferences are typically events related to an international organization, academic symposiums taking place in or near Geneva, or meetings of an association of legal professionals such as the Swiss Arbitration Association.

During the academic year 2013-2014, for instance, MIDS students will attend the following conferences:

  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) conference: "Confidential and Restricted Information in International Arbitration: Questions of Principle, Answers in Practice" (Bern, 4 October 2013)
  • University of Neuchâtel conference: "New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration" (Neuchâtel, 15 November 2013)
  • Joint IAI-CIDS-UNCITRAL conference: "Concurrent Proceedings in Investment Disputes: Treaty Arbitrations brought by Shareholders" (Paris, 22 November 2013)
  • Milan Arbitration Chamber (CAM) Annual conference: "The Transnationalization of International Arbitration" (Milan, 29 November 2013)
  • ICC Annual meeting: "International Arbitration and Substantive Applicable Law" (Paris, 5 December 2013)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Annual conference: "10 Years of Swiss Rules of International Arbitration" (Basel, 31 January 2014) 
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL): "22nd Investment Treaty Forum" (London, 8 May 2014)
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL): "WTO Annual Conference" (London, 14-15 May 2014)
  • IX Congreso Internacional del Club Español del Arbitraje (Madrid, 22-24 June 2014)


Visits of Institutions

The institutions to be visited may be either located within Geneva (e.g. the WTO, the World Intellectual Property Organization or the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) or abroad (e.g. the International Court of Justice in The Hague or the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris).

During the academic year 2013-2014, the students will visit the following institutions:

Visit to ICJ

Institutional site visit of the MIDS to the International Court of Justice.

Visit to ICC

Institutional site visit of the MIDS to the ICC Court of International Arbitration in Paris.